Walk Score: 100/100, Walker’s Paradise
An entity affiliated with Urban Visions acquired this 19,000 square foot development site in the spring of 2004. Located at the southeast corner of Second and Pike Streets, it is arguably one of the most prominent locations in all of downtown Seattle. Greg, one of the original proponents of taller slender towers in the city, helped increase the property’s allowable height limit from approximately 200 feet to 440 feet. While currently leased to Diamond Parking, Urban Visions is in the midst of designing a 35-story LEED-certified apartment tower to be developed in the future. The 340-unit apartment project is being designed by Tom Kundig of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects and will feature a destination “Sky Bar” and restaurant overlooking Pike Place Market. With protected views of Elliott Bay, the Olympic Mountains, and Lake Union, the proposed apartment tower will be a breathtaking addition to Seattle’s red carpet, Pike Street.